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Poster: high flow Date: Feb 5, 2008 4:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Say Uncle boy!

Spaced - You say "you guys", but did you notice that nobody responded to this thread until you and I.

F'ing ramblings of an idiot. That's what you will often find here. You have to be prepared to leave the bad and take the good.

Anyhow, most folks here avoid such overtly nasty posts. Just know that the intended effect is smoke blowing from the readers ears, followed by a vitriolic reply.

Homey, don't play that! :)

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Poster: spacedface Date: Feb 5, 2008 6:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Say Uncle boy!

Sorry. But maybe even poor devils should get a reminder occasionally.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 6, 2008 1:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Say Uncle boy!

"F'ing ramblings of an idiot. That's what you will often find here."


hey!!!! i resemble that comment

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 6, 2008 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Say Uncle boy!

Was I really the only sad old utterly un-PC fart who actually thought "Uncle Tom's Band" was fucking funny?

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Poster: high flow Date: Feb 6, 2008 1:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Say Uncle boy!

I think this term is forked.

In the literary sense, the title of the thread is humorous.

However, socially, the term "Uncle Tom" has a negative connotation and initiates the knee-jerk.

In summary, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is the title of a book. While "Uncle Tom" is a negative/racist term used mostly by black people to describe other blacks who they perceive as sell-outs(for lack of a better term).

Folks get confused and assume it's a racist remark. But you'll have to ask the author of this thread to know for sure.



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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 6, 2008 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Say Uncle boy!

Hey, 'flow - as a clever play on words and as a (wittingly or unwittingly) accurately delivered blow to the knee-jerk sensibilities of the, in this case, more liberal-minded members of the assembly the threadhead works beautifully. Taking the negative and transforming it into the positively funny is what the best humour is all about.

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Poster: high flow Date: Feb 6, 2008 2:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Say Uncle boy!

"Taking the negative and transforming it into the positively funny is what the best humour is all about."

Agreed. I wish people would listen (and read) w/ their funny-bone first, and soon they'd simply drop the stone from laughing so hard.

FFBS - Feeble Funny-Bone Syndrome

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 6, 2008 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Say Uncle boy!

you were not alone my brother, not alone at all

certain people are losing their sense of humor. i got called out the other day too.

yeeesh